David Sedaca is a Jewish believer in Jesus and serves as Vice President of Chosen People Ministries.
He received his BA “Suma Cum Laude” in Psychology from Harvard University, attended Biola University, and continued at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires. David Sedaca studied Judaism in New York and continued rabbinical studies at the School of Middle East Studies of the University of Belgrano.
He was the Director and Professor of Homiletics at the Graduate School of the Bible of the Training Center for Pastors in Virginia. He has also been the Messianic Rabbi of three congregations. He served as Canadian and Latin American Director for Chosen People Ministries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several missionary organizations, Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian organizations in the US, Canada, England, Latin America, and Israel.
Professor Sedaca has been a lecturer on Homiletics, Biblical Archaeology, Judaism, and Jewish evangelism in several seminaries in the United States, Canada, Argentina, America, South Africa, Israel, and Europe. His writings and articles are published regularly in different theological journals and Christian magazines worldwide. His dynamic preaching and profound knowledge of the Bible from a Jewish perspective have made him a much sought-after international speaker.
He is currently “The Tim and Jeri Erdman Permanent Visiting Scholar” and Professor of Archaeology and Biblical Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in the Rothberg International School/Moriah International Center. He teaches at Israel’s most prestigious university “Introduction to Biblical Archaeology,” “The Jewishness of the Gospels,” “The Jewish Background of the New Testament,” “Paul and Halakha: Between Law and Grace,” and “Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.” He is also a professor at Haifa Theological Institute in Israel. His live lectures are turned into DVDs and translated to Russian, Spanish, and Hebrew; thus, his teachings are now reaching hundreds of people throughout the United States, Latin America, Israel, and Russian-speaking countries.
His latest book, THE ENDURANCE OF ISRAEL: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, has been widely accepted by students and the general public. This book is presently the primary textbook in Bible institutes, seminaries, and colleges. It narrates the history of Israel from the calling of Abraham, the biblical period, until the present time, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, in an easy-to-read style.
David served for 25 years as Executive Secretary and CEO of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance, the worldwide fellowship of Jewish believers in Jesus. He was also past president of the Union of American Messianic Jewish Believers, the fellowship of Jewish believers from different churches and messianic Jewish congregations.
After 25 years as the Executive Director and CEO of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance, David and his wife Julia rejoined Chosen People Ministries in 2004. David serves as Vice President and works in the overall development of our ministry, both in the US and in many other countries worldwide. Julia Sedaca is the Manager of Chosen People Ministries’ Headquarters and Special Assistant to the President. They presently live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. David and Julia have four married children and nine grandchildren.